Emergency Management

Located within the Office of Public Safety, the Department of Emergency Management (in coordination with local, state, and federal authorities) provides emergency management operations to the Providence College community through emergency response education and participation in training exercises that enhance crisis response knowledge and skills. Emergency Management oversees the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities that protect life, property, and the environment from all man-made and natural threats and disasters that impact the campus community and its neighbors.

Reporting an Emergency

The College’s Office of Public Safety is open and operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Blue Light phones and security cameras are located strategically across campus. This equipment is monitored 24 hours a day by security staff.

If you discover an emergency on campus, you can report it in several ways. In all cases, the caller should be prepared to provide their name and describe the emergency and its location.

  • Dial 2222 from a campus phone or 401-865-2222 from a cell phone to report the emergency to the Office of Public Safety.
  • You also can report an emergency by pressing the emergency button on any Blue Light phone.
  • Dial 911

Emergency Blue Lights & AEDS

Blue light emergency phones and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are available throughout campus. To view locations, please use the online campus map, “clear” all location selections, and then scroll down and select “Safety & Security”. The blue lights are represented by the blue icons and the AEDs by the the green icons.

Through Providence College’s partnership with the RI Department of Health, all campus AEDs are linked to the RI E-911 Agency, which ensures our AEDs are part of the statewide AED registry. If a person goes into cardiac arrest on the Providence College campus and witnesses call 911, the E-911 tele-communicators will provide the location of the nearest AED & coach the caller in providing chest compressions and AED use.